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Historic Union County courthouse designated as museum

Historic Union County courthouse designated as museum

County commissioners work to honor history, preservation MONROE – One of Union County’s most notable landmarks is one step closer to preservation. The historic Union County courthouse and grounds, located at… Read more »

Paying for a better commute

Paying for a better commute

Details emerge about I-485, U.S. 74 express lanes Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter was visibly frustrated July 27 when representatives from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) could not give Charlotte… Read more »

Maintenance staff working to prepare classrooms despite uncertain budget

Maintenance staff working to prepare classrooms despite uncertain budget

Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) maintenance staff is using the summer months to prepare classrooms and implement renovation projects for the upcoming school year, despite an uncertain budget. “Safe and… Read more »

Common Heart enters 10th year of service

Common Heart enters 10th year of service

Nonprofit to host ribbon-cutting for thrift store, seeking donations for food pantry INDIAN TRAIL – Common Heart has spent most of the past decade providing food to individuals in need… Read more »

News Briefs

News Briefs

Concealed handgun permit available online MONROE – The Union County Sheriff’s Office will launch a new online application system for concealed handgun permits beginning Aug. 3. The new system will… Read more »

Drought, heat cripples farmers

Drought, heat cripples farmers

County declares Stage 1 conservation measures Nancy Humphries, owner of Mouton Blanc Farms, walks onto an empty field that once was home to luscious tomatoes, ripe squash and other homegrown… Read more »

Hotel GM planning events center

Hotel GM planning events center

Owner wants to preserve nature, town charm WAXHAW – The former general manager of Charlotte Marriott City Center envisions opening an event hall that attracts weddings, recitals and meetings to… Read more »

News Briefs

News Briefs

Common Cupboard seeks donations INDIAN TRAIL – Common Cupboard food pantry, a branch of local nonprofit Common Heart, is seeking donations to continue serving families in need. The nonprofit experienced… Read more »

South Charlotte author releases memoir

South Charlotte author releases memoir

South Charlotte resident Resa Goldberg was waiting for an elevator when she received the email that Moonshine Cove Publishers wanted to publish her first book. Two more offers followed. The… Read more »

Staying safe in the water this summer

Staying safe in the water this summer

How to avoid swimming-related injuries As record-high temperatures continue to sweep the piedmont this summer, diving into a pool might seem like the perfect way for people of all ages… Read more »